Thank you, Emmanuel, for pointing out the obvious.
Instead of introducing full MPG4 support, we could support the development
of a tool to transform a MPG4 file into an Open format which could be used
on Commons.



On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:51 PM, Emmanuel Engelhart <
emmanuel.engelh...@wikimedia.ch> wrote:

> Le 16/01/2014 10:42, Ilario Valdelli a écrit :
> > there is an ongoing discussion to support in Wikipedia also the
> > proprietary video format:
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Requests_for_comment/MP4_Video
>
> This is IMO obvious, but maybe still essential to remember it:
> "Without free format, there is no real free knowledge possible."
>
> A simple example: introduction of full MPG4 support would be definitely
> a problem for project like Kiwix ans so one for the "Offline
> Dissemination Program".
>
> Although, I really appreciate the strategy to improve video support in
> Commons (we really need it), supporting MPG4 is certainly not the good
> way. There are other things to improve/fix, which are more urgent and
> don't hurt our mission.
>
> Emmanuel
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